Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 4th Year 2nd Sem., B. Sc. Industrial Chemistry

  1. CHM432: Organic Synthesis

    (2 credit units)

    Importance of organic synthesis and planning for synthesis; Retrosynthesis; Synthetic tree and synthones; Critical review of important reactions leading to the formation of carbon-carbon bonds; Placement of desired functional groups in their proper positions; Functional groups inter-conversions and control of stereochemistry including key reaction mechanisms involved; Synthesis of complex organic compounds of industrial importance and/or with biological activity (example, synthesis of steroid drugs, sulfunylamides, detergents, diazo compounds).

  2. CHM482: Food Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Definition of food; Classification, structure, nomenclature, physical and chemical properties of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, Extraction/isolation of starch, sugar and vegetable oils; Vitamins, additives, coloring, sweetening, flavor and aroma substances; Food processing, preservation and toxicity.

  3. CHM490: Research Project

    (6 credit units)

    Students will choose topics under the supervision of a lecturer. The project will be for two semesters and a report shall be submitted before the beginning of final year examinations. Students will be subjected to both seminar and oral presentations on the project and on general aspects of chemistry.

  4. BSM112: Elements of Management

    (3 credit units)

    Basic Concepts in Management: Management Principles, Functions of the Manager. Planning: Nature and Purpose the organizing function, Department, Line and Staff Authority, Staffing and Directing: Selection of Employees and Managers, Appraisal of Managers, Management Development, Nature of Directing, Motivation Leadership Controlling: the Control Process, Control technique, recent developments in the control Function The Nigerian environment: Management problems in Nigeria, Challenges of Indigenization, transferability of Management system.

  5. CHM422: Medicinal Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

  6. CHM412: Organometalic Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Classification of organometallic compounds of main group elements; Organometallic compounds of the 2nd and 3rd row transition elements; Preparation, reactions and structures of organometallic compounds of alkali metals and transition elements, including abnormal behaviour of organometallic compounds; Synthetic utility of organometallics; Generation and detection of free radicals from organometallic compounds; Classification of ligands; 18 electron rule and applications; Bonding; Preparation of organic transition metal compounds; The role of organometallic compounds in catalytic reactions; Chemistry of ferrocenes and related compounds

  7. CHM462: Photochemistry and Pericyclic reactions

    (2 credit units)

    Interaction of radiation with matter; Electronic excitation; Fluorescence and phosphorescence; Selection rules; Deactivation routes; Sensitization; Quenching; Photofragmentation; Oxidation; Reduction; Rearrangement; Pericyclic reactions and Molecular orbital symmetry.

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